Cambridge Summer Music Festival 2023

Festival Finale: Schubertiade

Celebrating the music of
Franz Schubert

Saturday 29 July, 7.30pm

West Road Concert Hall

Ben Johnson tenor
Louis Schwizgebel piano

With special guests Martin James Bartlett and Alena Baeva

Festival Director Ben Johnson introduces this special evening concert, celebrating the music of Franz Schubert and marking the end of the 2023 Festival.

The programme includes a selection of Franz Schubert’s most beautiful Lieder, Fantasy for four hands in F minor, Violin Sonata in A minor and the Piano Sonata in C minor.

Pianist Louis Schwizgebel has been described as “a genuine virtuoso, a spirited young genius with real depth” (Fono Forum) and an “insightful musician” (New York Times). He is praised repeatedly for his poise, elegance, imagination, expressive lyricism and crystalline articulation, making him one of the finest Schubert interpreters of our time.

Ben Johnson is a celebrated interpreter of Schubert Lieder, having performed the composer extensively with pianists Graham Johnson, Roger Vignoles and Maria João Pires. He and Schwizgebel have recently given an acclaimed tour of Schubert’s Winterreise and unite again for a selection of the composer’s finest songs.

The concert will also welcome musicians who have performed in this year’s festival to add to the gala celebration that is the closing concert of the Cambridge Summer Music Festival 2023.

Generously supported by the Cavatina Trust

Tickets: £20, £25, £35 plus booking fee
(8-25 years free)

BOOKING OPENS for Friends of CSM 9.00am Friday May 5

GENERAL BOOKING opens 9.00am Friday May 12